honors

Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award.  Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.  The award recognizes a tank truck driver who serves the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities.  The eight finalists were chosen based ...

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Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award. Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.

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Chevron announces Feb.’s million milers

Chevron, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, inducted eight drivers into the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club in February 2014.

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WTS International names 2014 award winners

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2014. Each of the five awards will be presented at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. The award winners are: Woman of the Year – Beverly A. Scott, PhD, Chief Executive Officer/Rail & Transit Administrator, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Member of the Year – Jeannie Lee, ...

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Marten honors million milers

Marten Transport will hold the company’s annual Million Mile Banquet and Induction Ceremony on April 12. Thirteen drivers will be inducted into the One Million Mile Club, five drivers into the Two Million Mile Club and five drivers into the Three Million Mile Club. To qualify for induction, drivers must have driven all miles with Marten Transport and been free of preventable accidents during that time.  This marks the eighteenth annual ceremony, dating back to 1997. ...

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C.R. England names drivers of the year

C.R. England has recognized seven drivers for professional driving excellence, it announced recently, and six drivers were selected as C.R. England Drivers of the Year and one as C.R. England Trainer of the Year. The Drivers of the Year were: Richard Sweeney has worked on different Over the Road fleets during his 17 years with C.R. England.  He is currently assigned to the ES Dedicated fleet in Atlanta, Ga.  He has driven over 1,090 days accident-free. Sweeney ...

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Goodyear names Highway Hero finalists

Four finalists have been named for Goodyear's annual Highway Hero Award, with stories ranging from rescuing a young boy from a fiery car, pulling a man to safety from a fiery crash and over-the-cliff truck and pulling a pickup truck from a pond to save a college student.

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20 Best Fleets to Drive For based on pay, benefits, career path named by TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced their annual list of the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For. Here's the list.

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Trucker Buddy names outstanding teacher

Sharon Cunningham has been named Trucker Buddy International’s Outstanding Teacher following her nomination by her husband, Michael Cunningham, a driver for Walmart Transportation in Sanger, Texas. Sharon is the head special education teacher of Hayes Elementary, located in Ada, Okla.  The Cunninghams created a Trucker Buddy teddy bear named Hayes after the elementary school they service. Hayes has a journal to document his travels. He began traveling with Michael, and Michael would pass him on to ...

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Con-way Truckload Recognizes Professional Driver for Reaching 4 Million Miles

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., recognized independent contractor Jon Smith for surpassing 4 million miles of professional driving for the company.  Smith is the first independent contractor at Con-way to reach 4 million miles. Smith, of Joplin, Mo., began as a company driver with Con-way Truckload in 1984 and transitioned to an independent contractor in 1996 Smith advised truckers to stay up-to-date on truck care and maintenance and read trucking industry ...

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